Everyone is familiar with Power BI Desktop, Cloud and On-Prem. But not as many are familiar with Power BI Embedded. So, what is it? Power BI embedded allows your company to embed the dashboards and reports in your in-house developed applications, and you only need one Power BI account to be able to have a Power BI embedded environment.
This Azure service is separate from Power BI Premium or Pro and is built for compute, rather than per user, as with other Power BI iterations. The design is to focus on your applications and your customer, instead of the management and maintenance of things.
You have options when setting up your Azure tenant. You can use your existing tenant ID, create a new application for the tenant or a tenant for a specific customer. There are 3 straightforward steps to get you up and running:
1. Set up your Azure Power BI Embedded environment within Azure. Then set up your tenets, user requirements and workspaces.
2. Then you’re going to embed your content by going to your backend and set up your application and connect to Azure through the REST API that Azure provides. This is all secure and encrypted traffic going over SSL. If you’re using the authentication when you’re displaying your reports and dashboards, then you’re doing this through your backend application authentication system, rather than the Azure application authentication system.
3. Lastly, you’re going to release your reports and dashboards to production. You’ll need to decide what compute requirements you need and then set up your tiered pricing, pick your plan and you’re ready to go.